The Republican super PAC, Mainstreet Republican Partnership has committed itself to crushing tea party candidates in the 2014 congressional primaries. This super PAC is getting most of its funding from an unlikely partner, labor unions. Even more shocking, this group has a history of accepted donations from none other than George Soros. Main Street Partnership’s chief operating and financial officer is Sarah Chamberlain Resnick. She also serves on the partnership’s board of directors and previously served as an officer of the soft-money-raising Main Street Individual Fund. The MSIF is yet another spinoff group that received $50,000 from progressive billionaire George Soros in 2002, soon after it was created. Soros also dangled a “seven-figure contribution” in front of the Main Street Partnership, but Resnick said the group declined that one. The MSIF accepted a separate $50,000 Soros donation during the 2004 election cycle. It was mysteriously returned in November 2005 after it was called attention to.
The super PAC was founded by former GOP Rep. Steve LaTourettte, owner of McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies, lobbying group.
“Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” LaTourette said.
His PAC has already committed itself to defending Republican Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson from tea party opponent Bryan Smith, who is backed by the conservative Club for Growth due to Simpson’s support for the Wall Street bailout. Defending Main Street also aims to defend incumbent House Republicans Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger and West Virginia Senate candidate Shelley Moore Capito.
The PAC hopes to raise $8 million this election cycle to wage war with the tea party. So far, the PAC has raised only $845,000, and most of it came from labor unions, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) receipts.
The PAC picked up only seven donors in late 2013 and five of them were unions or union-affiliated PAC’s.
The Laborers’ Political League Education Fund donated $100,000 to Defending Main Street.
The International Union of Operating Engineers gave $250,000.
The Laborers’ International Union of North America gave $150,000.
Working for Working Americans-Federal gave $250,000.
The Marine Engineers Beneficial Association Political Action Fund chipped in $15,000.
Only two non-union interests made donations: the Chicakasaw Nation gave $50,000 and David Bonderman of Fort Worth, Texas gave $30,000.
That means unions gave $765,000 of the PAC’s $845,000 cash on hand — more than 90 percent.
Mr. LaTourette is a big fan of labor unions, and their money. Steve claims 40% of union members are republican, but LaTourette seems to ignore the fact that labor members have no say when it comes to the campaigns their dues support. But what does steve care, he and his group are getting a piece of the pie. LaTourette’s war on the tea party should be raising more eyebrows.
“They have decided to systemically go against center-right Republicans in primary elections,” LaTourette said of his tea party rivals, saying that tea partiers are happy to call him a “RINO” but that that they go “apopletic” when the “RINO gets a gun” and “fires back.”
“Here’s the deal: we didn’t start this fight,” LaTourette said, “but I’m going to finish it.”
It seems LaTourette has no understanding of the tea party at all. The tea party is made up of individuals, free thinkers who want less government and lower taxes. Tea party people aren’t here to wage war on moderate GOP or Democrats, to them its all about the Constitution.
So Mr. Tourette, if its snot you want, snot you shall have. It’s time to shed some light on Steve LaTourette and his band of follies. Let Steve and his PAC’s members know what you think of them and their attacks on patriotic Americans.
Mainstreet Republican Partnership
Board of Directors:
former Congress-man Amo Houghton (R-New York).
Former US Representative Steven C. LaTourette (@LaTourette) is the President and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership. LaTourette served nine terms in the United States House of Representatives representing Northeast Ohio’s 14th Congressional District.
Sarah Chamberlain serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Former US Representative Dave Hobson.
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